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Saturday, September 19th, 2015

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

World Contraception Day is supported by a coalition of 12 international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), governmental organizations and scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health and is sponsored by Bayer HealthCare. Read more about it ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

November 9-12, 2015, the fourth International Conference on Family Planning will take place in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. Co-hosted by the National Population and Family Planning Board of Indonesia (BKKBN) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, the conference is expected to host 3,500 participants. Find out more about the conference ...  [Read more]

Repost: Advocacy Win in Zanzibar Contributes to 70% Drop in Family Planning Commodity Forecasting Errors
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

  By Joan Komsoon, African Women's Development Fund March 30, 2015 The Director of the Central Medical Stores in Zanzibar, Tanzania directed a total of 66 staff at the Ministry of Health across all 10 districts to be re-trained in November 2014 as a result of African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN) members' advocacy. The re-training led to a 70% drop in family planning commodity ...  [Read more]

No ceilings: The full participation report
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Download the report below: No ceilings Report Summary: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the No Ceilings initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation joined forces to assess the evidence on the gains and gaps in progress for women and girls over the past 20 years. We asked: What do women’s and girls’ lives look like around the world 20 years after the Beijing conference? What barriers remain? What ...  [Read more]

AWLN Uganda team begins advocacy for increased resources to reproductive health and family planning in two districts
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

  AWLN Uganda members Dr.HildaTadria and Maria Nassali at their advocacy meeting Reproductive health and family planning services are the right of every woman living everywhere and should be easily accessible to all women. However, for majority of women in Uganda – especially the rural woman - access to reproductive health and family planning information and services is a challenge. The African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive ...  [Read more]

Breaking News from Zanzibar
Friday, February 27th, 2015

AWLN member Dr. Hanuni Sogora at Zanzibar's Central Medical Stores Central Medical Stores in Zanzibar reduces errors in forecasting Family Planning commodity requirements at the facility level by 70% after AWLN influences re-training of RH staff. Zanzibar’s Directorate of Medical Stores can confirm that they have reduced the incidence of errors associated with incorrect documentation of stock levels for Family Planning commodities at ...  [Read more]

Ms. Prudence Mabele Nominated to join UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group
Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Prudence Mabele joins UN Women CSAG AWLN member Prudence Mabele celebrates yet another achievement as she is nominated to serve on UN women’s Civil Society Advisory Group. Ms. Mabele is one of South Africa’s most vocal advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS. She joined AWLN to further her goals to improve reproductive health and family planning for African women; a mission she has been pursuing as since 1992 when she became the first ...  [Read more]

Statement by Nyaradzayi Gumbodzvanda to the African Union 24th Summit, January 2015
Monday, January 26th, 2015

AWLN member Nyaradzayi Gumbodzvanda has begun the year with heightened efforts to speak out for the rights of those she values most-young African women. Last week, the African Union's goodwill ambassador for ending child marriage and General Secretary/World YWCA issued a statement encouraging states to develop and implement National Action Plans to end child marriage. Read her statement below: Presented at the Ministers OF Gender ...  [Read more]

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States , UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs)  from all regions of the world attend the session. The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect ...  [Read more]